Tenure-Track Faculty in Data Curation & Responsible Data Science (Open Rank)

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at all ranks. We welcome applications in the broad areas of data curation and responsible data science, including but not limited to:

  • Data curation for and with AI
  • Data cleaning and wrangling
  • FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data management
  • FATE (fairness, accountability, transparency, ethics) for data curation
  • Data governance and policy
  • Research and scientific data management and practices
  • Civic and community data practices
  • Linked open data, ontologies, and knowledge graphs
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Information modeling and metadata
  • Digital curation and preservation
  • Data ethics, stewardship, and justice

We are seeking candidates who will excel in an interdisciplinary academic unit at one of the nation’s premier land-grant research universities. Successful applicants must demonstrate the potential to conduct world-class research, teach effectively in undergraduate, professional, and doctoral programs, and contribute to our mission of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment.

The iSchool at Illinois tackles society’s most urgent challenges related to information, its practices, and technologies. Our faculty are global experts in such areas as foundations, organization, and history of information; data curation, data science and reproducibility; digital libraries; information access and policy; human computer interaction; AI; and network science, to name a few.

The iSchool at Illinois is home to an interdisciplinary doctoral program in information sciences and the top-ranked professional master’s program in library and information science. We also offer professional master’s programs in information management and bioinformatics, a licensure program in school librarianship, as well as undergraduate degrees in information science and data science that reimagine a liberal arts education for a global information society. More information can be found at ischool.illinois.edu.

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Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time tenure-track faculty position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

To apply, please create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload in PDF format a cover letter discussing your interest in and suitability for this position, CV, statements of research and teaching, and the contact information of three references. For full consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of 6:00 pm CST on January 5, 2024. For further information about this specific position, please e-mail ischool-hr@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1021905
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: jobs.illinois.edu

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